Westnofa was created in the 1950s to export the products of manufacturers like Stokke and a few others from Norway to the international market. There are two companies called Westnofa today – one in Canada that makes health and industrial furniture, and one in Norway that manufactures plastic products for Stokke. These companies have no relation to the original export company.
The famous ‘chair and matching ottoman’ are found easily, and can be attributed some designer or other at Westnofa. But it is difficult to ascertain who the original designers of some of the other pieces of furniture are. For instance, a dining room set in black art deco style with a floating glass top, bent wooden chairs and hairpin legs that has a Westnofa tag – a beautiful piece, no doubt created by a great designer, cannot be attributed to Opsvik or any other designer particularly. Paucity of material on Westnofa makes research strenuous, and often a fruitless affair.